The choice to continue with the NCAA Big 12 basketball tournament as a pandemic spreads across the nation will forever be remembered as one of the most cynical and greedy decisions in Kansas City history.


@RAEtheReporter - "Mayor Lucas says the city will not cancel Big 12 Tournament or the St Patrick’s Day parade at the moment - stating there is no reason to suggest there is a current threat right now in the city."

Meanwhile back in reality . . .

There are have been two confirmed cases in the metro area. More importantly, across the nation we notice conferences, festivals, parades and sporting events have been delayed or cancelled by officials who are taking this threat far more seriously than cowtown politicos.

Still, nothing stops the Downtown party in Kansas City.

And so we ask . . .


KC Health Department dude Dr. Rex Archer just gave advice to those over 60 & 70 to stay away from large gatherings like the Big 12.

The only real contribution of a morning presser was a willfully ignorant and amateurish "no handshake zone" public service message.

So far, the KC St. Paddy's parade is still on which is another nightmare that also deserves attention . . . Nevertheless . . .

Despite assurances, there will likely be fewer people at this event. And so, we share these links that offer more information that will hopefully protect people from suffering this virus given an obvious lack of real concern by City Hall.

Will Free Hand Sanitizer Dispensers Save Kansas City???

Despite coronavirus concerns, Big 12 Tournament is moving ahead as normal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Crews spent Tuesday setting up the finishing touches outside of the Sprint Center for the 2020 Big 12 Tournament. Among the activities and games, hand sanitizer kiosks placed all around the Power and Light District. Thousands are expected to fill the area over the next few days.

B-Ball Honcho Double Down

Big 12 commissioner speaks about coronavirus ahead of tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thousands of fans are expected to fill the Power and Light District this weekend in Kansas City, Missouri, for the Big 12 Tournament. With the Kansas City metro seeing its first case of coronavirus, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said they want both fans and players to be safe.

Kansas City Media Quarantine

Big 12 taking precautions limits media access to players, coaches

The Big 12 is implementing extra precautions to keep players and coaches safe amid the coronavirus threat. Locker rooms will be closed to the media.


KC Mayor Quinton Lucas holds press conference on COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Wednesday at 7 a.m., Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas will hold a press conference to discuss prevention plans for COVID-19. Across the U.S., more than 1000 people are infected. The highest numbers are in New York, Washington state and California.

Rolling Against COVID-19

Crews use foggers to help clean KCATA buses

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority says its crews are cleaning buses with foggers because of the coronavirus threat."Something new is that we are disinfecting them every day, so we are using foggers to disinfect our entire fleet," said Jameson Auten, deputy CEO of the KCATA.That includes 300 buses, as well as other KCATA vehicles.

MSM Against March Madness

Opinion: It's time for NCAA to make right call - tough call - and cancel March Madness

Next week, about 900 college basketball players and a few hundred more coaches will fly in from college campuses around the country and congregate around nine NCAA Tournament sites. Given the spread of COVID-19 around the United States and the uncertainty of how many people actually have it due to lack of testing, it's conceivable that someone participating in a tournament game will be carrying the virus.

Kansas City Money Matters

Kansas City leaders bracing for economic impact of coronavirus

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- There are no confirmed cases right now of COVID-19 in Kansas City, Missouri, but the CDC says it's time to put prevention plans in place. Mayor Quinton Lucas, local health officials and the Chamber of Commerce will meet at Union Station on Wednesday with employers about how to prepare for the coronavirus.


Fans not allowed at Big 12 games after Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Shortly after the NCAA said upcoming basketball tournaments will be played without spectators , the Big 12 Conference said fans will still be allowed to attend the games tonight in Kansas City, but not for the rest of the tournament. Fans will not be allowed at the games beginning Thursday.

Developing . . .


  1. I guess this is that "momentum" we keep hearing about. Honestly hope this is the right decision but we won't really know for a couple of weeks.

    1. Iran prepared for this better than KC has. That is a fact.


      If TKC was even fair he would let the readers use big red type too. Yes, the Big 12 is about supporting small business and people who work for a living instead of sitting around reading blogs and facebook are thankful to our mayor for being brave, tough and smart.

      KC should not give into panic. But we can't hide from the real world!

  2. ^^^^^^^^^^ Clearly written by somebody who is going to be on the Internet all day.

  3. It's not my decision to make and it's obviously a tough one. But it deserves to be pointed out that this is literally what gambling with people's lives looks like. Wish there was a better way to do this. The NCAA should have stepped up. Sad to see my mayor playing cheerleader.

  4. Just the facts mam...

    Angela Merkel says she expects around 60-70 per cent of Germans will be infected with the coronavirus, which equates to about 53 million people.

    Reportedly, the German Parliament fell completely silent when Merkel stated the number.

    News outlet Bild reported the German Chancellor’s comments, which echoed numbers forecast by Berlin virologist Christian Drosten, who added that such a total could take 2 years or longer to reach.

    Given the fact that coronavirus has a mortality rate of around 1 per cent, this could equate to over half a million deaths, although new methods of fighting the virus could reduce this number.

    The World Health Organization’s director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus claimed that the death rate was higher at 3.4 per cent, although this has been disputed.

    Germany, which has recorded 1,565 coronavirus cases and two deaths so far, has yet to impose the kind of quarantine measures seen in Italy, where the entire country has been placed on lockdown."

    The Chinese ARE GUILTY OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER on a massive scale P.E.R.I.O.D.

    I am not saying we should, or should not shut down public gatherings. It looks to me, like it won't make too much difference and the overall effect of destroying the economy with draconian quarantines vis a vis just "getting it over with" might be 6 of one and half a dozen of the other.

    Still, a realistic appreciation of what could possibly happen should be included in every decision.

    1. It'll be fine. I hear masturbation cures it and that should be good news for all of the jerkoffs who read this blog.

  5. Don't Blame a Mayor, Representative or President for Your desire to watch a game over COVID-19 spread. Americans are the absolutely dumbest people. I want to text and drive, I want the Big- 12, I want to breed with a loser and expect a great family, I want Illegal Drugs, I want open borders and a free flow of unvetted citizens , I want to eat like a pig and not think diabetes and heart disease is my fault. par example. Then Americans want to bitch and blame everyone else. Watch an American food worker take a CRAP , then return to work without washing their hands. Case closed. Food prep line and 3 people touch their cells. open sneeze or sneeze in my hand before I touch public items. Dumb Americans. HOW many Stars on your FLAG ? Average answer is 52..Dunning Kruger

  6. A little perspective here. The man running the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros, is maybe qualified to hit his fuckin ass with both hands.


    He is a member of a Marxist Party that is guilty of covering up Cholera outbreaks in Ethiopia and of course, as would any responsible WHO leader the same guy who recommended Robert Mugabe be appointed the WHO Goodwill Ambassador.

    So, I don't know about everyone else, but I am hanging in this Dbag's every word.

    The WHO is as corrupt as the FBI and DOJ.

    1. Who are you trusting, chuck? Glenn Beck, Breitbart or ol' Fox News?

      Some hoax huh?

  7. The panic $hall continue a$ long a$ their i$ money to be made off it!!!

    $ell, $ell, $ell!!!

  8. Funny how college liberals say President Trump should be doing more about corona virus but when it comes to lining their pockets with NCAA money they could care less about large crowds and spreading corona virus among their students.

    Left-wing College administrators and professors are more money hungry and unetical than any corporate capitalist they attack daily. Hypocrites.


  9. But if anyone in KC comes down with the virus guess who they will blame????? And it will not be Lucas.

  10. Chicago cancelled the st pats parade

  11. IMPEACH LUCAS NOW. The fucker needs to be made an example of.

  12. Oh, don't worry though. They will still keep the 1% earnings tax, go-bonds, and sales tax increases in place. And if you can't pay the property tax on your house due to said 'economic impact', they will still come after house via a tax lien. Yes, we need to brace ourselves from economic impact, but the impact will not be coming from the virus.

  13. Dr. Rex is going to stay home, light his incense, sit in a yoga pose, hum a loud and intimidating Tibetan monk sound to scare the virus away and keep us safe.

  14. 9:40 It's got nothing to do with Lucas, or, really any politician, except the Chinese Communist politicians that refused to let anyone in from the US to decode and stop this virus in it's tracks over in China.

    It's unprecedented and we as a nation, are forced to deal with it, with ad hoc extemporaneous responses that will no doubt leave us bruised and confused.

    Again, assigning blame to ANY American politician diffuses the responsibility that rests categorically with the Chinese Communists.

  15. Have to see if the attendance justifies this decision. After all, this City is in a State that has nothing at all to do with the six or seven teams still in "The Big 12"!

    Maybe the 40 year old KU Jocks and the Flabby ex-KU Sorority Sluts they married will get tired of having to endanger themselves by going to KC's Downtown and get this money losing proposition off the backs of KCMO Taxpayers and move it to Lawrence where it belongs.

    Besides, the whole mess has nothing to do with how the Game has always been played, it's all now Blacksketball!
    (Don't have to be coordinated enough to dribble, don't have to be skilled enough to hit Free Throws, just grab the ball, run down the Court, jump in the air, and if you do manage to sink one, do a Chimpanzee-like "hey, look at me" dance!)

  16. ^^OK Boomer.

  17. Look, a lot of us are going to be infected. It just is what it is.

    "In remarks on Tuesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said that America had lost valuable time tracking the virus; some regions now can merely try to cope with its spread rather than stop it. And during testimony on Wednesday, Dr. Fauci said that when it comes to the outbreak in the US, "the worst is yet to come" because the virus is "10x more lethal than the seasonal flu"."


    "Elsewhere, Japan is reportedly planning to declare a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak after the number of domestic cases rose by the largest daily number yet, with 59 new cases bringing the total to 1,278, while the total death toll has climbed to 19 and there were 427 discharged from hospital on Tuesday.

    Italy’s total coronavirus cases rose to 10,149, from 9172, and the death toll increased to 631 yesterday from 463 in its largest daily jump yet."

    In spite of this pessimistic outlook, the actual numbers per capita will NOT destroy us, only destroy parts of the economy and remake how we look at "Globalization". That at least is the silver lining.

    For too long, we sacrificed the jobs, futures and well being of our neighbors in search of maximum profit. Again, it is time to create, "Fortress North America".

    A lot of old guys like me, will die off. (Again, insert your own joke here.)

    If you are young and healthy, you will survive and hopefully create a better, safer and more realistic world that can prioritize the health and well being of our own citizens before engaging in policies that place dollars above the safety of your neighborhoods and neighbors.

    This disaster was created, by the Communist Chinese Totalitarian, no free speech, no Constitution, no egalitarian rule of law, no free press government that controls all Chinese from Beijing.

  18. Wow, two cases out of two million people!!! Why that's almost 0.0001% of the population!!! Reason enough to make a big fearmongering post with big red letters I do believe!!!

  19. They'll cancel first friday, but not this. Q is all about appearances and it's sickening to watch the local media fawn over him like they did yesterday because he made a video showing people who work at the polls can't read

  20. I think if I drink enough whiskey, it will kill any corona virus germs. It will probably only affect people who are hopeless pussies, like millennials and hipsters.

  21. ^^^ You mean the people who will have the job of shoveling the dirt onto the top of your coffin?

  22. Harvard and California universities are closing and sending students home.

  23. It's a pandemic now. 1/3 to 1/2 of the US population is projected to contract the virus. Bye bye boomers.

  24. Selfie Lucas and Guru Archer are doing what Philly did back in 1918 when ""officials" went ahead with the infamous Liberty Loan parade.

    It proved to be a grave mistake.

    The parade became an opportunity for mass infection. Within days, influenza had become so widespread that Philadelphia and state officials essentially shuttered the city. By the third week of October influenza, or "the grippe" as it was called by many, had afflicted tens of thousands of people and claimed the lives of more than 4,500 Philadelphians.

  25. Byron Funkhouser3/11/20, 12:06 PM

    It's strange (or not) that Chuck doesn't examine Trump with the same level of scrutiny as he does everyone else.

    Let's examine Perry's sweetheart deals with Ukraine while we're investigating the Bidens, or Kushner's deals with the Saudi's or Ivanka's deals with China.

    Does anyone really believe that Donald Trump is more genteel than Joe Biden?
    Chuck wants you to focus on Biden's alleged corruption while ignoring that Donald Trump is the most corrupt President in history.

    Hey, who knew that Lucas was a Republican?

    He's just a cheerleader.

  26. ^^ Crybaby much ?? Like in every day on Tonyskc.


  28. This is one of those damn if you do and damn if you don't events. We can't shut the nation down to address the issue but we can't depend on those who may have the symptoms to stay home either. But more have died from the flu or been in the hospital as the result of the flu so far this year than have from Covid-19. Then again more have died of a gunshot here in KC so far this year than the current virus and nobody ever cancels anything due to that. Has Westport been closed yet?

  29. What the fuck does that even mean Byron?

    The virus attacks us all Democrat and Republican.

    That said, your "go to the well" retarded commentary shines a light on what we all know is true.

    You, Pelosi, Schumer would gladly - in secret - hit a magic button that would kill millions of Americans of all stripes and politics, if it would return Progressives to power.

    Go fuck yourself shithead.

    11:47 I might be tougher to kill than you think cocksucker. You're always welcome to give it shot pussy.

    I leave ya the field, out into the world for work.

    1. Yeah I don't want you getting sick chuck, nobody makes Popeye's biscuits like you!

  30. COVID-19 Is Now Officially A Pandemic. Enjoy the games and patty's day crowds.

  31. ^^^Bout time. Fucking taker. Wash your hands too. Degenerate.

  32. Democrats will suffer more deaths due to the corona virus than anyone because they are such pussies. Most Democrats were driven to and from school by their mommies and never have been in a fist fight or fired a gun. They are snivelling cunts.

  33. Well it's done. Trump's Presidency died at 12:00 noon today when the WHO declared it a pandemic. Trump's colossal failure in addressing this crisis and providing anything remotely comprehensible as a response to it, has doomed him. His failure to act has also doomed many of his supporters to death as well, as they will bear the brunt of the virus. His collection of sycophants, toadies, ass-kissers, and utter morons has enabled his stupidity and allowed the virus to run rampant. The market is down another 1250 points as we speak and the country is now undoubtedly headed for a recession. Prepare Trumpkins, this is just the beginning. The effects of this to our economy will make the 2008 crash and recession pale in comparison. Prepare for layoffs, closings and a bear market that will prevent you from retiring. We're headed back to 20,000 on the Dow and sky rocketing unemployment. This is what happens when you elect a moron.

  34. You might have noticed that the "press conference" about the virus, starring Archer and smile selfies Lucas took place at the Chamber of Commerce.
    That's about all you need to know about the "balance" between the health and safety of the public and making a buck.
    Not much of a contest.
    It's really a shame that KCMO doesn't have a city government.

  35. Of the 118,000 COVID-19 cases reported globally in 114 countries, more than 90 percent of cases are in just four countries, and two of those China and South Korea, have significantly declining epidemics," said Ghebreyesu, Director-General of WHO.

    China and Korea two nasty countries who have no idea what washing your hands means. Nasty people who don't even wipe after taking a dump who have public restrooms that is simply a hole in the floor for you to squat over. Those countries are to blame for this all.

  36. ^^^^^^^^^^^^And those fucking democrats think they should be allowed to come live here spreading their nasty habits.

  37. ^^Bye bye Boomer. How ironic that they're the ones who will be taking you out huh?

  38. ^^^^Man you're an idiot! You have just as much a chance to die you bitch and if you think not you just prove what an IDIOT you are.

  39. Do you know how many people have died so far this year from the influenza virus? About 100,000. Do you know how many have died in total so far from the coronavirus? About 3,000 worldwide. Maybe we are worrying about the wrong thing, or maybe ee are in the midst of a media panic, whose goal, in part, is to undermine the Trump economy and elect a Democrat president.

  40. ^^^^you are 100% correct

  41. ^^and yet you're 100% wrong. The virus is just getting started here in this country. The Boomers have yet begun to die. Check back in 6 months bud. If you're still around that is. Hopefully the great democratic hoax won't get you.

  42. Desperate citizens filling empty water bottles from the public hand sanitizer dispensers?

  43. 12:55 - you might be lucky to retire at age 90. We Boomers will try our hardest to bankrupt Medicare, Social Security, Federal, State and School pension plans so you disrespectful, millenial punks don't have shit when you get old. Our generation treated our elders with respect. You will rememner this when you are 85 and still working scraping shit off the floor of the men's room as the next generation will throw you to the wolves as well.

  44. 2:36 PM,
    Check back in 6 months and another 200,000 people will have died in the world from the influenza virus (which kills about a half million people annually throughout the world and 55,000 annually in the United States).

  45. Maybe Germany should secure their borders as we did back in February...

  46. They just cancelled all fan access to march madness, player only attend

  47. 1:23 has obviously done all their vacationing in their adult lifetimes at either the Lake of the Ozarks or Branson.

  48. ^^^ We didn't secure our borders. Even now, flights continue to arrive at all hours from all parts of the world.

    BTW, how's the planning for Royals Opening Day going? I've only been asking for a few weeks now.

  49. is the kansas city tournament still open to fans and $$$$$?.....oh, and corona carriers?

  50. 12:55, aren't you the same guy who kept predicting that Bob Mueller and his merry band of Trump hating prosecutors were going to fully expose Trump as a Russian asset and show how he and Putin colluded to destroy Hillary's dreams of becoming the first woman (more or less) President?

    Yeah that was you! How'd it work out for ya? I don't recall any photos of Trump being perp walked to an idling Black Maria. None of it happened like you said it would.

    Please keep your wet dreams to yourself.

  51. 4:12 and that is bad in what way? Least they take a vacation while you stay in mom's basement all the time. People been having great vacations in Missouri for over a hundred years. Maybe your McDonald's wages will afford you a trip to WOF someday.

  52. I'd cough on you to see the WHO.

  53. Wutang was right, C.A.S.H.


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